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Still a couple spots open for the Root River Bluff & Valley ride next weekend.

Bike Pic July 1, Still Time For The Bluff & Valley Bike Tour Next Weekend

If you are yearning to explore Southeast Minnesota’s Bluff Country there’s a couple more openings for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour next weekend, July 7, 8, 9, 2017.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Bluff & Valley’ Pic of the Day!  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

A selfie along the root River Trail near Rushford, MN on the Bluff & Valley Bike Tour July 7,8,9, 2017.

Bike Pic June 16, A Selfie Opportunity Along the Root River Trail

A fun time along the Root River Trail, near Rushford, MN, to take a selfie. Photo was taken last year on the Bluff & Valley Bike Tour. This year’s ride is  July 7,8,9, 2017.

What better way to start your Summer and your #NextBikeAdventure. View more in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Another Selfie Opportunity Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Getting in shape for RAGBRAI on the the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride, coming up July 7, 8 & 9th in Southeast Minnesota

Bike Pic June 14, Getting In Shape On The Root River Bike Tour

This guy is getting in shape for RAGBRAI on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour, coming up July 7, 8 and 9th, in Southeast Minnesota.

What better way to start your Summer and #NextBikeAdventure. View more in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Another Root River Bluff & Valley Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

There is still time to sign-up for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride, in July

Bike Pic June 2, Still Time For the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride

Have you heard? The Root River Trail Towns has made available an additional 20 spots for the 3-day weekend Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride, July 7, 8 & 9th. See more details and sign-up here.

Also, view the new spring Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing a Root River Pic of the Day 

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Join old and new friends on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, July 7,8 & 9th.

Room for 20 More Riders On the 3-Day Weekend Root River Bike Tour

Do you and your friends have a desire to explore the Root River Valley in Minnesota’s Bluff Country? We have made room for 20 more cyclists to join the fun on this 3-day Bluff & Valley Bike Tour, July 7, 8 &  9. With warm summer temperatures, it’s a perfect time to pedal your way up and explore. There are weathered ravines on roadways that take you to the top of limestone bluffs. You’ll have a chance to visit a general store from the 1800’s that is still in operation today. There’s also a stop at the National Owl Center. Plus, you can also experience riding on the Amish Buggy Byway. These are just a few of the tour highlights of Bluff Country, as you ride in and out of the picturesque Root River Valley.

Register Today For A Spot On the Root River Bike Tour

Click on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour and use the code 9ECPL6L1CJ for the $245 extended 3-day tour rate. Please note: this price does not include the tour bike jersey. You can purchase a jersey separately and it will be mailed to you after the tour is complete.

The following are estimates of distance for each day as all routes are being reviewed by both county and state departments. Upcoming road construction may change the route and mileage. Currently, the distances are:

  • 58 miles for Day 1 [48 miles using RR Trail short cut]
  • 62 miles for Day 2 [48 miles using RR Trail short cut]
  • 56 miles for Day 3 [40 miles using RR Trail short cut]

Check out more photos from last year’s tour and highlights planned for this July: https://havefunbiking.com/bluff-weekend-bike-ride/.

Here is your chance to join and experience the scenery along the Root River Trail. Have fun riding with friends and exploring bluff country wonders. To add this bike tour to your schedule, click here: Bluff & Valley Bike Tour. All ride participants can discover the many mysteries of the driftless area on this tour.

Bike Pic 18, Registration Closes For The Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride Tomorrow

Join the fun on this 3-day weekend Root River Bluff& Valley Bike Ride, in Southeast Minnesota, July 7, 8 & 9, 2017. Registration closes Friday , May 19, so ride jersey, included in the package, can be ordered. Register at: Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour now!

Also, view the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide for your #nextbikeadventure.

Thanks for Viewing the Root River Bluff & Valley Ride Pic of the Day

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

With 2016 coming to an end, we want to do some reflecting on all the good things we've done this year at HaveFunBiking. From the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour to the Free Bike 4 Kids events at Mall of America.

Bike Pic Dec 31, Reflecting on 2016 Highlights at HaveFunBiking

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As #2016 comes to a #close. Us here at @HaveFunBiking hope you enjoyed all the #stories and #pics we have posted this year. Throughout the season we have #captured photographs of #cyclists exploring new bike-friendly destinations. At co-sponsored events, like the @minnesotaironmanbikeride held each spring, and the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, we covered more memorable fun. Then topping off the year we covered the successful @fb4k. This annual program, held at @mallofamerica distributed over 5,000 #bikes to kids in need. Covering all these fun we are proud to be one of the leading bike tourism medias encouraging more to stay active. #nextbikeadventure #nextadventure #picoftheday #picofday #onlyinmn #mallofamerica #fatbike #rootrivertrail #trek #salsa #freebikes4kidz #fb4k #bicyclingadventure #braggingrightsguaranteed #bicycle #unicycle

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Here is to reflecting on 2016, as it comes to a close. With all the good things you have seen on the HaveFunBiking blog we hope you enjoyed all the stories and pics we have posted this year. Throughout the season we have captured photographs of cyclists exploring new bike-friendly destinations while having fun. At co-sponsored events, like the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride, held each spring, and the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, we covered more memorable fun. Then topping off the year we covered the successful Free Bikes 4 Kids event. This annual program, held at Mall of America, distributed over 5,000 bikes to kids in need. Covering all these fun experiences we are proud to be one of the leading bike tourism medias encouraging more to stay active.

Don’t worry, if you missed out on this years inaugural Bluff & Valley Bike Ride, registration for the 2017 Tour is open, so click on the link above and sign up today!

Then, see all the other places to explore in 2017 by downloading the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing Today’s Reflecting on the Year Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!

This Friday Fun Day we're taking a trip down memory lane back to last summer on our inaugural Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Bike Pic Dec 30, Friday Fun Day Riding in the Root River Valley

Riding down memory lane this Friday Fun Day photo was taken last summer on our inaugural Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.  Riders from Minnesota and neighboring states enjoyed the 3-day trek through the beautiful country side and were so impressed that we’re bringing the tour back again this year! If you’re interested in riding with us in 2017, please click on the link above to find out more.

See all the places to explore while gearing up for the bike ride in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing Today’s Friday Fun Day in Root River Country Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!

Have you always wanted to take an adventure on your bike, but afraid of going alone? Well we're hosting the second annual Root River Bicycle Tour.

Bike Pic Dec 29, Root River Adventure in Minnesota’s Bluff Country

Have you ever wanted to take an adventure on your bike, but afraid of going alone? Well look no further, here at HaveFunBiking.com, we are co-sponsoring the second annual Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour. Benefiting the Friends of the Trail that helps make community improvement along the system get your bikes ready to venture out on this 3-day trek through the beautiful country side in Southeastern Minnesota’s Bluff Country. Register today by following the link Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

See all the places to explore while gearing up for the bike ride in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing Today’s Root River Adventure Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!

Having fun bike riding in the rain and snow. We captured these two cyclists riding their bikes in Winona, MN

Bike Pic Nov 19, Having Fun Riding in the Rain and Sleet

Having fun bike riding in the rain and snow, we captured these two cyclists riding their bikes in Winona, MN. As many upper Midwest riders are changing their gear over to winter activities, including fat biking, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and other cold weather sports, the possibilities are endless.

With the leaves now pretty bare and plenty of fun winter events scheduled, we hope you get out on your fat bike, X-C skies, snowshoes, etc. and enjoy all the winter’s active outdoor possibilities. See many more bicycle friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Fun Bike Pic of the Day 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!